The trailer of ‘Shershaah’ starring Siddharth Malhotra has dropped and it's bound to give you goosebumps. The movie is inspired by true incidents and is based on the Kargil hero, Captain Vikram Batra. Shershaah is Amazon Prime Video's 37th direct-to-support movie in a brief time of 15 months. It’s a smart and deliberate decision to resonate the release of this movie with Independence Day.
Siddharth Malhotra as Captain Vikram Batra shines in the trailer. This could be a huge opportunity for this capable actor as he’ll be able to diversify his existing next door boy image with this very important role. Supporting him in the trailer is Kiara Advani as his love interest. Normally, there’d be complaints about the female leads not contributing enough to the script and just being there as eye candy, however, as this story revolves around the character of Shershaah (code name of Captain Vikram Batra), it can be excused.
The dialogues have the right amount of cheese and Malhotra manages to not ‘overdeliver’ them to the extent of cringing. Again, Bollywood can not do without restricting to existing stereotypes. The supposed Pakistani characters have the same old accent with the same old dialogues and language.
One of the best parts about this trailer is it actually feels like a trailer and not a movie summary, which seems to be an issue with recent Bollywood trailers, take Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj, Kriti Sanon starrer Mimi, Ankhay Kumar starrer Suryavanshi for example. These trailers just give away the entire plot of the film and don’t leave any surprise elements for the audience. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Shershaah as it just gives an introduction and glimpse of what the film has to offer.
In a war film, you can always expect exciting music to accompany and justify the visuals and the trailer doesn’t disappoint in that either. The only disappointment is that this movie is clearly made for a theatrical release and watching it on a laptop or TV screen won’t be the same.
This movie is directed by Vishnu Varadhan and jointly produced by Kaash Entertainment and Dharma Productions. It will be available on August 12, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video.